Bullza wrote:It might not be a result of that Super Saiyan God power up though. Prior to becoming a Super Saiyan God the other Saiyans gave Goku their power and powered him up an extent that Gohan described him as being the strongest he had ever been.
It wouldn't really make sense from an authorial intent perspective for this boost that Goku achieved to be a result of an extremely short, inconsequential scene that happened prior to becoming a SSG. Episodes 13 and 14 very thoroughly established that SSJ Goku>=SSG Goku, and this was a narrative point that was given a lot of attention. For it to suddenly be invalidated in favor of an extremely brief scene that essentially meant nothing, wouldn't make any sense.
From an In-Universe perspective, taking the wording that was used that Goku made that power "his own" and "made it part of his very being" wouldn't make any sense for it to just be temporary and be gone if this is a matter of this being infused within himself. It certainly wouldn't make sense for this ki transfer scene where he got the pseudo SSG, to be the plot point in which Goku gained a boost equivalent to Vegeta's that made his ki completely unrecognizable from what it was on Earth. Vegeta's ki was unrecognizable from what it was on Earth, because he was strong enough such that his SSJ surpasses SSG.
If Goku had the power of a Super Saiyan God as a Super Saiyan then naturally he'd be even stronger as a Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3 right? So how does Super Saiyan God returning and being even stronger than that tie in?
Super Saiyan God > Super Saiyan 3 > Super Saiyan 2 > Super Saiyan = Super Saiyan God?
See this power chain and your explanation implies that this "power of SSG" is a moving target in such a way that his SSJ is always equal to SSG and that this form is rendered irrelevant and it doesn't make sense that it would appear again. However, this is simply not what happened.
Goku literally just retained that level of power from when he was a SSG, it isn't any more complicated than that. It didn't become his new SSG form that is equivalent, he simply became as strong as he was at that particular point in time as a SSG
, in his SSJ form. He experienced a level of speed and strength and he simply managed to not lose that level of power upon the form itself dissipating. The form expired, and he no longer God Ki, but he had the same power, hence he "absorbed" the power not the form itself.
It isn't as though Goku's SSJ is always the same as SSG and this is suddenly an identical form that takes on another look, it is just a matter of that power, hence the "made the power his own." The Super Saiyan God is completely independent of all of this and he can become SSG by using God Ki and gain a power boost from it, this scene does not in any way restrict him from using SSG again, because he can use God Ki at any time given he knows SSB. It certainly appears that this iteration of the form itself does not yield the same boost that Goku achieved during BoG, presumably because either the ritual iteration of the form is stronger, or because he already infused that power in himself so he cannot gain the same boost.